Episode PremiereJanuary 27, 2009
Show Period2003 - now
Production CompanyCBS, Paramount, Belisarius Prod., thinkfilm
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterSteven D. Binder, David J. North.
- Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
- Michael Weatherly as NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
- Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto
- David McCallum as Dr. Donald Mallard
- Sean Murray as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee
- Cote de Pablo as Mossad Liaison Officer Ziva David
- Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard
- Alimi Ballard
- Matthew Willig
- Rocky Carroll
When Captain Thomas Jennings is found murdered with his stomach and intestines splayed open the NCIS team struggles to find a suspect and motive for the heinous crime. They first turn to Jennings' daughter, Rebecca, for any clues, but quickly narrow in on a possible espionage motive centering on Jennings' position in the Navy. Jennings worked with high-tech and highly classified military tools, had taken many undocumented trips abroad and had several encrypted email files on his personal computer, suggesting he was selling military secrets to an enemy operative. NCIS follows up on all of these leads, but they ultimately find a dead end when the gadget they suspected him of trying to sell turns up intact back at his lab. However, during the course of their investigation they did find Jennings' murderer, Brandon Sykes, but unfortunately for all, they found him after he'd been murdered himself. With no other leads to go on the team focuses on finding Sykes' killer and in the process discover a disturbing link between Sykes, Rebecca's fiancĂ© Kevin, and an old family story about Jennings' swallowing his mother's engagement ring as a young boy.